(PASADENA, TX) – The Mayor of Pasadena is raising the minimum hourly wage for City of Pasadena employees.
Mayor Johnny Isbell raised the hourly rate to $12.50 per hour for full-time employees.
The new hourly rate is more than 70 percent higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
“Our employees work hard to serve our community and the residents who live here and I think that shows in the quality of projects and services the city provides,” Isbell said. “I want to make sure we reward those employees and recognize their contributions.”
According to the City of Pasadena, the adjustment will bring all full-time employees who currently earn less than $12.50 per hour up to the new rate by the beginning of fiscal year 2015.
Before the adjustment was made, the City of Pasadena’s Human Resources and Budget departments researched the city’s existing salary structure, along with salary structures of surrounding cities and those of comparable sizes.
Officials said Pasadena will also develop a step system for wage adjustments for non-exempt pay grades.
“Bringing back a step system ensures that hourly employees who have received good performance evaluations from their supervisors can expect to receive a salary increase on a regular basis,” Isbell said. “It rewards the people who work hard for Pasadena and helps us keep them with the city by encouraging them to build a career here.”
The step system will be incorporated into the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year and will be presented to the Pasadena City Council for approval in August.
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